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Friday, January 27, 2012

Earthquake shakes northern Italy

Interior view of Santa Brescella church closed Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2012, after earthquake caused minor damageWednesday's earthquake caused minor damage to this church, near ParmaResidents of Turin and Milan were among those who felt the earthquake,
 at 1553 local timeNorthern Italy has been hit by an earthquake of magnitude 5.3, 
the second tremor in the area this week.
 (1453 GMT), though there are no reports of any damage.
The US Geological Survey says the epicentre was 36km (22 miles) southwest of Parma 
and 91km (56 miles) east of Genoa.

A magnitude 5.1 quake was felt nearby on Wednesday.
The USGS estimates that Friday's tremor occurred at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles).
Nearly 300 people were killed in April 2009 when a powerful earthquake hit the central Italian town of L'Aquila.
Source:  BBC News UK

Thanks to A. Warren, Global Rumblings Correspondent:

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Legend with age and magnitude scale



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